World Mission: From the Inside Out

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Dear Friends,

We are having a really inspiring time taking part in the WEC UK conference online. We would like to invite you to an open event which is part of this conference. If you are able to join it would be brilliant, even for part of the time.

Vision:Unplugged An inspiring hour sharing WEC’s Vision!  Come and find out more.

It will be live streamed on both YouTube and Facebook.  You are very welcome to join – Wednesday 30th September 7.30pm –and available for replay for one month afterwards.

We do hope that some of you may be able to join.

Blessings,
Gill and Steve

FIRST GENESIS STUDY NOTES BY SHARON DURANT

This post by kathylarkman was originally published at GRACE PLACE

The notes from Sharon’s sharing with us last Monday are available here (or download a printable version here) I would encourage you to read again if you were there, and to read if you were not able to be there or zoom in. Lots of wonderful truths to ruminate and soak in!

Our second GENESIS study will be out soon! So watch this space! Let us continue to pray for one another as we learn about God; that it will change us from the inside out!

Daily message – 29 Sept 2020

If true religion is to shine on us we must grasp the necessity of beginning with teaching from above, and that it is impossible for anyone to gain an atom of sound doctrine without being a disciple of Scripture. We take the first step towards true knowledge when we reverently take hold of the testimony God has graciously given about himself.

— John Calvin, “The Institutes of Christian Religion”

Daily message – 28 Sept 2020

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The key to contentment as a single person is not trying to make singleness into something that will satisfy us; it is to find contentment in Christ as a single person. The key to contentment as a married person is not trying to build a marriage that can make us content; it is to find contentment in Christ as a married person. This is liberating. It means that my contentment is not contingent on my marital status, or on the number and depth of my friendships. These are not the most significant determiners of what will make life ultimately work.

— Sam Allberry, “7 Myths About Singleness”

Notices for 27 Sept 2020

Church on the Farm – next week

Due to weather and increasing virus infections Church on the Farm Oct 4 will be slightly different. We will be directing people into more formally defined rows to double-down on distancing between household groups. Also, rather than staying for a picnic we will ask you to leave fairly quickly afterwards. Please do book here and bring things so we can celebrate communion together.

If anyone would like a lift please contact the office and we will arrange those.

Please feel no pressure to come to the farm if that makes you uncomfortable – a warm welcome is available online from Church on the Screen.

The return of The [Sunday evening] Gathering!

We will be restarting the monthly prayer meeting with options to join in the Sanctuary and from home via computer or regular telephone on the first Sunday of each month.

On the third Sunday we will be Gathering to Praise. This will be a combination of worship and testimony premiering on YouTube at 6pm and available for you to rewatch whenever you like. At this extraordinary time God has doubtless been teaching you, refining you or blessing you so why not encourage your brothers and sisters by sharing it? Contact Rob.

Mercy Ships need tradespeople

You will undoubtedly have heard of the Mercy Ships work to bring a mobile hospital as well as healthcare training to parts of Africa from our great friends Stuart, Lynne and Matthew. Now you too could get involved for as little as two weeks commitment. Read more here.

Meal train

Could you spare some time to help support vulnerable members / new mums / those out of hospital and needing food by co-ordinating the CBC and Rudloe Meal Train? The job involves a person or family being nominated, often by other church members, you making contact with the nominee to find out food preferences, days of delivery, number to cook for then activating your meal support team. These are groups of people within both churches who do a wonderful act of service for their brothers and sisters and the wider Corsham family. You would be called upon around once a month and it takes maybe an hour or so to activate the links on an existing website. You would need access to a car in order to deliver some meals yourself and for those of your team who cannot drive. For more information please speak with Joan C and Sarah B for hand over details.

Women of CBC!

Our monthly Bible studies are back on 28th Sept! This year we will be studying Genesis; ‘In the beginning, God’ and we’re excited to be going back to the very beginning of God’s word together.

As church is likely to be looking different for the immediate future, we want to encourage you to get together with a Study Buddy prior to our monthly meetings.  You will receive a short study each month with questions that you can work through together: encourage and build each other up in Christ; all the while learning more about our awesome God. You can meet in person (follow government guidelines) or zoom or chat over the phone. Download your study here or go to Grace Place.

Please do register here if you plan to come to the building.

When we meet together, we will build on the study with a more in-depth view of Genesis. Please do register here if you plan to come to the building. Or contact Anne or your congregation rep for Zoom details.

We look forward to studying and growing together as we delve deeper into the scriptures. God bless you ladies.
Love
The Women’s Ministry Team

Coming up…

Please remember bookings are needed for all events at the moment so we do not exceed capacity. You can do this by leaving a message on the office phone or use the contact form.

If your small group wants to meet in person and does not have enough space to meet at the recommended distance the Sanctuary @ Priory Street is available. This needs to be booked and virus-limiting precautions taken but we will seek to make it available to as many as we reasonably can.

Daily message – 26 Sept 2020

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Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live…. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26).

— Well, do you? Sinclair Ferguson, “In Christ Alone”

Daily message – 25 Sept 2020

A word like this, to you it is given, takes the ache from battle-wounds.

— Amy Carmichael, “Gold by Moonlight”

Daily message – 24 Sept 2020

Though God seeks to win men to knowledge of himself by countless acts of love, yet they insist on going their own way, making terrible mistakes.

— John Calvin, “The Institutes of Christian Religion”

Fancy using your trade skills in a completely different way?

Paint brush, pliers and other tools

Our great friends and partners at Mercy Ships need our help – and it involves two weeks in the Canary Islands next summer…  Mercy Ships deploy hospital ships to some of the poorest countries in the world, delivering vital, free healthcare to people in desperate need. But a ship takes a whole lot of maintenance, and every summer their massive hospital ship goes into shipyard – this is a critical time when serious renovations and heavy-duty projects are tackled. 

Plumbing, welding, painting, installing new equipment; all together, they need 50 people to step up and offer their trade, to keep the medical ministry moving and make an impact for the Kingdom.

They are looking for people who can just spare 2 weeks (or more) in summer 2021 to work on the world’s biggest hospital ship in the Canary Islands.  Your trade is a mission skill, and they need you to use it to serve God.

Check out this video clip of one of their ships in dry dock undergoing annual maintenance

Want to know more? Why not get in touch with the team at Mercy Ships for a chat  volunteering@mercyships.org.uk

We are proud to stand with Mercy Ships as they are changing the lives of the poor but the success of their mission depends on guys like you – let’s do this!